Just in from the Teatro Real, Madrid:
Madrid, June 17, 2015. – The tenor Plácido Domingo will not participate in the performances of the opera Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini, scheduled for June 30th and 3, 6, 9 and 12 of July, as it was announced.
The recent death of his sister, whom he was very close, prevents him play a comic role and delivered to the public with the intensity and dedication that he has always characterized.
Instead, the role of Gianni Schicchi will be played by the baritone Nicola Alaimo, on June 30th; 3 and 6 of July, 2015, and by the baritone Lucio Gallo in the performances of 9 and 12 of July, 2015.